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Areca Enables customer "Store RAID Configuration" From CLI


Taipei, Taiwan.- Areca Technology Corporation (ARECA), today announced that their CLI version and firmware version 1.46 and later supports the “Store RAID Configuration”, allowing customer using the Areca’s entire family PCI-X and PCI-Express series of high performance SATA and SAS RAID controllers and need of a way to keep the RAID configuration.

Areca got a suggestion from many customers who wanted to take a screen shot of his present configuration and later on shuffle hard drives in his enclosure. Unfortunately, they had to click on each slot individually to get drive’s Serial Number information. Since his suggestion is very useful as it would allow to match a S/N to a port the drive was connected to. Sometimes, when a RAID set has to be re-created with the “NO INIT” option, this info would help to restore original drive order in that RAID set which is important for such procedure.

The CLI will keep two kinds of information to a file. If you would like to record these settings, such as raidset/volume configurations, system configuration and drive information, you can use the cli command to record them to a text file. The CLI also support the CLI command to record RAID system configuration to a binary file, you can restore it to synchronize different controllers with same RAID system configuration. Please refer to CLI manual on the website to use those two new commands: Savecfg and Save BIN/Restore/Bin.


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